Print-On-Demand; Eco-Friendly, Green Business Model
As we live in a society where everything has to go fast, where the consumer wants everything right away. This implies rapid production, often in large quantities, in order to minimize costs. This blind production is not eco-friendly at all. Research has shown that mass production is good for making products in an efficient economic way but it is very poor in terms of waste of energy.
Mass production creates large quantities at once. As a result, products may build up before they can be sold (too many products are manufactured that nobody wants or buy). Excess inventory requires a large amount of warehouse space which costs money and energy to maintain.
In this digital age, businesses still use million tons of paper each year, and 50 percent of all business waste is paper. Print materials aren’t going away any time soon, but there is an earth-friendly printing process that can help the environment. That process is digital print on demand (POD).
Print-on-demand (or POD) is an order fulfillment method where items are printed as soon you made an order. With print on demand services, designs are created and saved as digital files. No printing plates, no ink adjustments, no make-ready at all. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, make production cost-effective and limit its environmental impact.
Print on demand is inherently more environmentally friendly than traditional production. So, thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!